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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Oct 25, 2010 10:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: RIP Gregory Isaacs aka "The Cool Ruler"

The legendary Gregory Isaacs, one of the great Reggae crooners, passed away this weekend. He was also known as the "Cool Ruler" and the "Lonely Lover". Best known for his classic album "Night Nurse", he released over 50 albums featuring such reggae greats as Sly & Robbie, the Roots Radics, Dennis Brown and many others. I was fortunate to have seen him perform numerous times and he always put on a great show. He will be missed by Reggae and music fans worldwide.

Here's a nice performance of the classic "Night Nurse":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyEP_st9csI

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2010-10-25 17:05:13

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Oct 25, 2010 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP 'The Cool Ruler'

Sad news . . . he had such a smooth, beautiful voice. He will be missed.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 25, 2010 10:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP Gregory Isaacs aka "Lonely Lover"

I have always loved that video clip of Night Nurse from Sunsplash '83, Amazingly sublime with the sun coming up at the end of his performance!

R.I.P. Milo